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Accounting Manual Committee

The School District Accounting Advisory Committee (SDAAC) has been meeting since 1964, and advises the offices of OSPI and State Auditor on school district accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and related matters."

Bilingual Education Advisory Committee

The Bilingual Education Advisory Committee (BEAC) supports bilingual education and its related services through the Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program to help educators and families meet the unique needs of students whose primary language is other than English.

Authorizing bill/law: RCW 28A.180

Committee of Practitioners (COP), Title I, Part A

The Title I/LAP Committee of Practitioners is an advisory body to OSPI that reviews any state rules, regulations and policies relating to Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to ensure they conform to the purposes of Title I.

Authorizing bill/law: NCLB Section 1903(b) Committee of Practitioners

Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee

Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee was created during the 2009 Legislature to continue to address the achievement gap in Washington state.

Authorizing bill/law: RCW 28A.300.136

Educator Workforce Development Workgroup

The Educator Workforce Development Workgroup oversees the implementation of the state Equity Plan, the implementation of the recent teacher shortage bill, and educator workforce development under the Title II, Part A section of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Authorizing bill/law: E2SSB 6455

Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee

The Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee is established to advise, assist, and make recommendations regarding the identification of ethnic studies materials and resources for all grades, and to develop a framework to support teaching of ethnic studies to students in grades 7 through 12.  

Authorizing bill/law: SSB 5023   

GATE Partnership Advisory Committee

The GATE Partnership Advisory Committee is a broad base of youth and family serving agencies and organizations that meets quarterly to provide a wide lens of input on specific goals and topics related to the development and implementation of a dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement system across cradle to career milestones.

Authorizing bill/law: ESSB 6403

Integrated Student Supports Workgroup

The Integrated Student Supports Workgroup is charged with developing policy recommendations for the implementation of a statewide integrated student supports system.

Authorizing bill/law: 4SHB 1541

K-12 Data Governance Workgroup

The K–12 Data Governance Workgroup oversees the development and implementation of a K–12 education data system for financial, student and educator data, and is meant to serve requirements for teachers, parents, superintendents, school boards, the legislature, and the public.

Authorizing bill/law: HB 2261 - 2009-10

Online Learning Advisory Committee

Members of the committee assist OSPI by providing advice regarding the online provider approval criteria, the model school district policy, and other matters related to the Digital Learning Department website.

Authorizing bill/law: RCW 28A.250.020

Language Access Workgroup

The Public School Language Access work group was created to improve meaningful, equitable access for public school students and their family members who have language access barriers, and report findings and recommendations to the Legislature.

Authorizing bill/law: ESHB 1130

Salary Grid Workgroup

EHB 2242 Sec. 905 requires OSPI to convene and facilitate a stakeholder technical working group to develop a model salary grid for school district use in developing locally determined compensation plans for certificated instructional staff.

Authorizing bill/law:EHB 2242 Sec. 107

School Day Task Force

The School Day Task Force was created in 2018 to make recommendations to define the duties and responsibilities that entail a "school day" under the state's statutory program of basic education.

Authorizing bill/law: E2SSB 6362 Sec. 209

School Facilities Advisory Groups

School Facilities operates two advisory groups: the Citizens Advisory Panel (CAP), which maintains citizen oversight of facilities planning and funding, and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which provides enhanced technical advice to OSPI on construction and facilites issues.

School Safety and Student Well-Being Advisory Committee

The School Safety and Student Well-Being Advisory Committee was established in law by 2SHB 1216 (2019). Previously referred to as the School Safety Advisory Committee, this committee advises OSPI and the school safety center, the regional school safety centers, school districts, and public and private schools on all matters related to comprehensive school safety and student well-being.

Authorizing bill/law: 2SHB 1216 Sec. 4

Sexual Health Education Workgroup

The 2019 Washington State Operating Budget requires the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to convene a workgroup to complete tasks related to sexual health education.

Authorizing bill/law: ESHB 1109 Sec. 501 (3)(h)

Social Emotional Learning Workgroups

The 2015 legislature directed OSPI to convene a workgroup (Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks Workgroup) to recommend comprehensive benchmarks for developmentally appropriate interpersonal and decision-making knowledge and skills of social and emotional learning for grades kindergarten through high school that build upon what is being done in early learning.

Authorizing bill/law: ESSB 6052 Sec. 501 (34)

The 2017 legislature directed OSPI  to convene a workgroup (Social Emotional Learning Indicators Workgroup) to build upon the work of the social emotional learning benchmarks work group established under section 501(34), chapter 4, Laws of 2015 3rd sp. sess. The work group must identify and articulate developmental indicators for each grade level for each of the social emotional learning benchmarks, solicit feedback from stakeholders, and develop a model of best practices or guidance for schools on implementing the benchmarks and indicators.

Authorizing bill/law: ESSB 5883, Sec. 501 (31)

The 2019 legislature established the Social Emotional Learning Committee to promote and expand social emotional learning (SEL), including an annual report with accomplishments, state-level data, identification of systemic barriers, or policy changes necessary to promote SEL.

Authorizing bill/law: 2SSB 5082

Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

The Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) advises on matters pertaining to the provision of special education and related services.
Authorizing bill/law: WAC 392-172A-07060

Staffing Enrichment Workgroup

Legislation passed in 2018 directs the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to convene a technical workgroup, which must include representatives of diverse school districts and education stakeholders, to review the staffing enrichments to the program of basic education detailed in section 904 of EHB 2242. Final recommendations from the workgroup are due to the education policy and operating budget committees of the legislature by December 1, 2019.

Authorizing bill/law: EHB 2242 Sec. 903-305)

Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP) Steering Committee

Since its inception, TPEP has been a cooperative effort with the participation of key stakeholder groups along the way.
Authorizing bill/law: RCW 28A.405.100 through 28A.405.140

Washington State Advisory Committee for Gifted Education

The Washington State Advisory Committee for Gifted Education advises OSPI on matters related to the K-12 education of Highly Capable students, the advisory committee prioritizes identification, program services, and professional development.

Washington State Dyslexia Advisory Council

The Washington state Dyslexia Advisory Council identifies tools and resources that help in screening for dyslexia, as well as recommendations on best practices for implementing the screenings.

Authorizing bill/law: SB 6162

Work-Integrated Learning Advisory Committee

The Work-Integrated Learning Advisory Committee provides advice to the legislature and the education and workforce sectors on creating opportunities for students to explore and understand a wide range of career-related opportunities through applied learning; engage with industry mentors; and plan for career and college success.

Authorizing bill/law: E2SHB 1600